Sarah Outen – makes it with a little help from EWM!! The first Britian to row in the India Ocean and the first female ever!

Sarah Outen in a breathtaking achievement and with a little help in terms of support and training from Expedition and Wilderness Medicine has successfully become the first Britian and the first woman ever to row across the Indian Ocean and the youngest woman to solo any ocean- massive congratulations to her from us

A very exciting, record-breaking, and ever so slightly crazy sort of challenge. It involved my little boat, the Indian Ocean and lots of chocolate. April Fools Day 2009 I set out from  Western Australia in a bid to become the first woman to row solo across  this ocean.  124 days later after 4,000 miles, having eaten all my chocolate, faced storms and mid-ocean capzies , I landed in Mauritius.  It was raw and elemental – just as adventure should be.

Find out more about Sarah’s epic row at  or donate online via JustGiving

Landing at the end of the record breaking row

Landing at the end of the record breaking row


Expedition & Wilderness Medicine launches a new course on Dartmoor

helicopter SAR scenerio trainingThe highly rated Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Training Course -supported by Across the Divide Expeditions is heading south.

We are really excited about our new course – following the same schedule of the EML Lakeland course and with many of the same inspirational faculty EML have linked up with Dartmoor’s premier training faculty, the Heatree Centre located near Newton Abbot to provide an additional course in May.

EML are hoping that will make the travelling time shorter for some of you and reduce to carbon footprint of the courses, they will of course be working with the Woodland Trust as well to identify one of their projects close by which the proceeds of the course will help support.

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Dartmoor Course

Expedition Medicine

Across the Divide Expeditions

Across the Divide helps get Expedition & Wilderness Medicine handbook published

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Book Cover

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine handbook

Visit the Expedition and Medicine website now and you will be able to purchased one most of the most comprehensively written handbooks compiled specifically with medical professionals in mind.

Available as a down-loadable PDF for £15 where no trees were harmed in its production or as hard copy for £18 including post and packaging– this A5 size booked by Drs, Sean Hudson and Caroline Knox, featuring the expedition photography of Mark Hannaford and written with the support of Across the Divide Expeditions is sure to be an instant best sellers … well at least in the circles we move in!


About the authors

Dr Sean Hudson MSc MBBS is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on the expeditionary advisory board for Summit. Sean has been involved in a wide variety of expeditions over the last 20 years. During this time he has trekked across the Darien Gap and the Thar Desert; worked as a trekking guide and Chief Medic for Raleigh International in Namibia and Zimbabwe; a trauma medic in Columbia;

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